Six City Tax ‘Renewals’ On the Ballot In April [VIDEO]
Political Analyst Scott Hughes talks with 101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty about the six tax "renewals" coming up on the ballot for Shreveport voters on April 28.
The six proposals will include monies for city streets, parks and community centers, city employee salaries, police and fire equipment and uniforms, pension, health and life insurance for city employees and a three platoon system for police. The property taxes would total over $11 million for city coffers.
Despite the six taxes going off the books at the end of 2017, Mayor Ollie Tyler says the renewals will not raise the taxes of Shreveport citizens.
Hughes addresses the question of what he terms a taxpayers "sentiment of no" for endangering the passage of the proposals. He also tells KEEL listeners that if the tax renewals are defeated in April, they would be on the ballot again in the fall.